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Hospital Pharmacy Services - Whare Rongoā te Pūtake

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The Hospital Pharmacy - Whare Rongoā te Pūtake, provides the full range of Pharmacy Services to inpatients and ambulatory clinics of the Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre.


These services include:

  • Medicines Supply (Inpatient)
  • Medicines information
  • Specialist compounding of medicines
  • Medicine Therapy Assessments
  • Therapeutic monitoring
  • Medicines history taking
  • Support of the Antibiotic Stewardship programme
  • Clinical pharmacy services

Palmerston North Hospital Pharmacy does not dispense outpatient prescriptions except for a restricted range of medicines not normally available from a community pharmacy.

Clinical Pharmacists regularly visit inpatient wards to provide medicines management services and advise on medicines. Patient services such as medication reviews and information on medicines is part of this process.

Patients should bring any current medicines (with the exception of controlled drugs which should be stored securely at home) into hospital with them on admission as inpatients. Medication lists are also encouraged to be brought to hospital. This ensures that the optimal information about medications being taken is available to the health team at the time of admission. Pharmacists may call a patient's GP or regular community pharmacist to confirm or clarify differences in medication history.

Pharmacy Contact Details
Phone: (06) 350 8270
Fax: (06) 350 8271
Palmerston North Hospital Pharmacy - Whare Rongoā te Pūtake
MidCentral District Health Board
50 Ruahine Street
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North
 
Hours
Pharmacy: Inpatient
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - Noon
Public Holidays: 9am - Noon

Pharmacy: Outpatients
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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